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Five danger men from Group D

Five danger men from Group D

Rising stars, a throw-in specialist and one of the game’s all-time greats. Group D is full of players worth keeping an eye out for. 10 Jun 2018
Gallery: Messi and Ronaldo arrive in Russia

Gallery: Messi and Ronaldo arrive in Russia

The two greatest players in the world have touched down in Russia ahead of the World Cup. Pictures by Getty Images. 10 Jun 2018
Could Simeone be the key to unlock Messi?

Could Simeone be the key to unlock Messi?

Argentina started qualifying well but have struggled in recent matches and find themselves out of the automatic qualification spots. Could a drastic change be required to ensure a place in Russia? 10 Nov 2016
Martino coy over Messi return

Martino coy over Messi return

BARCELONA coach Gerardo Martino has refused to set a time frame for Lionel Messi's return to action. 5 Jan 2014
La Liga Preview: Barcelona v Elche

La Liga Preview: Barcelona v Elche

LIONEL Messi could make his return from injury when La Liga leaders Barcelona kick off 2014 with a home game against Elche. 4 Jan 2014
Barcelona chief: No reason to extend Messi deal

Barcelona chief: No reason to extend Messi deal

BARCELONA vice-president Xavier Faus has claimed he sees no reason why the club should extend Lionel Messi's contract at Camp Nou. 11 Dec 2013
Messi interested in Manchester City life

Messi interested in Manchester City life

LIONEL Messi has taken a keen interest in life at Manchester City, according to his Argentina team-mate Pablo Zabaleta. 26 Nov 2013
De Boer targets Barca upset

De Boer targets Barca upset

FRANK de Boer has called on Ajax to take advantage of the absence of Lionel Messi when they face Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League. 26 Nov 2013
Martino unsure of Messi return date

Martino unsure of Messi return date

BARCELONA coach Gerardo Martino has failed to pinpoint a date for Lionel Messi's return from a hamstring injury. 23 Nov 2013
Mascherano tells Messi to take his time

Mascherano tells Messi to take his time

JAVIER Mascherano has told Lionel Messi to be selfish as he begins rehabilitation to ensure he makes a full recovery from a hamstring tear. 18 Nov 2013
Sabella stresses Messi importance

Sabella stresses Messi importance

ARGENTINE coach Alejandro Sabella believes the fitness of Lionel Messi will be key to their hopes of winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 17 Nov 2013
Alves annoints Neymar as Messi's successor

Alves annoints Neymar as Messi's successor

BARCELONA attacker Neymar can fill the huge void left by the injured Lionel Messi, according to team-mate Dani Alves. 13 Nov 2013
Messi's hamstring injury avoidable

Messi's hamstring injury avoidable

BARCELONA'S former chief doctor believes Lionel Messi did not get enough time to properly recover from an injury before the 2013/14 season. 12 Nov 2013
Messi ruled out for up to eight weeks

Messi ruled out for up to eight weeks

BARCELONA striker Lionel Messi has been ruled out for up to eight weeks after suffering a tear in his left hamstring. 12 Nov 2013
Win puts Barcelona three points clear

Win puts Barcelona three points clear

BARCELONA went three points clear at the top of La Liga with a 4-1 win at Real Betis but saw Lionel Messi leave the field through injury. 11 Nov 2013
Messi could make Premier League move

Messi could make Premier League move

LIONEL Messi could move to the Premier League if he gets "bored" of La Liga, Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo claims. 11 Nov 2013